Only watched for QC so far, but overall this felt a little okay. There were some good points (the villains could go in interesting directions from here, the overall concepts are pretty great and some moments like Touma struggling to get through the fire stood out), though several of its subplots didn't feel very convincing. The girl in the flashback felt like a recurring story element, but there isn't a lot of drive or curiosity behind who she is for me; something similar could be said for Tassle. It's a shame, because I really want to like a fantasy Rider show; still, first eps can often be rough around the edges, so I'll give a few more episodes a watch first. The overall book theme asks for something brimming with creativity, which the knight premise certainly follows up on, so it feels like a shame that the execution feels lacking in it beyond the admittedly impressive stylistic effects and set designs.
Go-On Macaroni wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Apparently, Toei is using some program called
"Unreal Engine 4" so that might explain it or why Saber has noodle-y spaghetti for arms.
Huh; using a program meant for video games on a TV show like this can get a little dodgy. It's a pretty good program (I think The Mandalorian used it for some things), but it wouldn't have occurred to me to use it for an entire fight scene.
takenoko wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:37 pm
I really don't care for the over-the-top campiness of it. It feels like there's no real drama/stakes and that leads me to not care about anything that's happening on screen as a consequence.
I actually kinda like camp when it's done well (Raimi's Spider-Man and Ultraman Taiga did a pretty good job balancing an over-the-top style with more emotional beats for me, and KR's experimented with it in Ex-Aid), but this episode didn't feel self-aware enough for me to find much fun in it beyond the usual for an action show. Still, I admit feeling similarly about the drama suffering; while I liked that it slowed down enough for Touma to carry a conversation with the monster, I couldn't help but feel there was something missing.
U7X, Orb Origin Saga, R/B, Z
KR W, Ghost - Build
Ultraman '66, Leo, Nexus, Ginga, X - Geed, Ribut(?), Taiga
Garo ~Gold Storm~ Shou